If you’ve pulled an all-nighter studying for a huge test, stayed out too late with friends or couldn’t get the baby to go to sleep, the signs of fatigue are especially apparent in your eyes. To look more awake and focused, try the tips below to get that “sparkle” back in your eyes in no time!

  • Wear sunglasses. It may seem like a quick fix, but proper eye protection can also help prevent sun spots and eye wrinkles caused by overexposure to harmful UV rays. This easy fix is not only a great short-term option, but can have lasting benefits later on in life.
  • Invest in a high-quality eye cream. This can help smooth out crow’s feet, and make concealer glide on flawlessly, so it will be easier to hide the bags and dark circles under your eyes.
  • If your budget allows, try an in-office dermatologic procedure like a facial peel or Botox injection for longer-term results.
  • Try to squeeze in a quick workout. Interestingly enough, exercise can stimulate blood flow to the areas of the body that need it most- like the eyes. As an added bonus, your cheeks and face will get a nice, rosy glow too!
  • Buy a lash-lengthening mascara to create the illusion of wider, more awake eyes.
  • Try using slices of chilled cucumber, or a frozen face mask, to reduce eye redness and puffiness. Not only will this help rejuvenate your eyes, but it’s relaxing too!


Lucky Magazine, Feb. 2013 Edition


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